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Re: issue#752: date-based revision selection can fail

From: Simon Kitching <skitching_at_apache.org>
Date: 2005-05-23 01:45:04 CEST

On Sun, 2005-05-22 at 16:07 -0700, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> Simon Kitching wrote:
>
> > However back to subversion: I understand why it's difficult to handle
> > this case when new stuff is imported. Would it be possible to instead
> > provide a tool that can be run on a subversion repository to *rebuild*
> > the indexes properly? ie something that could be run after an import, or
> > after someone has fudged dates associated with files for some other
> > purpose?
>
> The problem isn't that the "index" needs to be rebuilt, the problem is
> that there is no index at all. Subversion does a binary search through
> the revisions looking at the svn:date property, if the dates are out of
> order it won't work. There only way you could fix the problem would be
> to reorder the revision numbers, and that'll break all sorts of stuff.
> Adding some sort of index would solve the problem, but that's difficult
> for a number of reasons.

Understood. Thanks for the info.

Regards,

Simon

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